Month: December 2019

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A critical flaw has been discovered in two Citrix products, placing 80,000 companies in 158 countries at risk.  The easily exploitable vulnerability could allow attackers to obtain direct access to a company’s local network and to access a company’s credentials.  It could also be used to launch denial of service and phishing attacks and to implant malware
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RavnAir Group was forced to ground flights on Saturday following a cyber-attack on the Alaskan company’s computer network. In a statement released on Saturday morning, RavnAir wrote: “On Friday, December 20th, RavnAir Group experienced a malicious cyber-attack on our company’s IT network.” The nature of the attack was not disclosed; however, the company did reveal that threat actors specifically
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A year from now, this is likely to have all blown over. A year from now, the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s turbulent takeoff may well be a footnote in the largest story of foldables. For now, however, it’s an important caveat that will come up in every conversation about the nascent product category. How history remembers
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The cybersecurity of a company is heavily reliant upon the skills and knowledge of the people who install, manage, and operate its security products. This means that recruiting and nurturing the best security team possible should be a CISO’s top priority. Cynet’s Ultimate Cybersecurity Job Posting Templates (download here) provide a list of the main
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New research into the attitudes and beliefs of cybersecurity professionals has identified a sharp rise in the number of businesses paying up when stung by a ransomware attack. The 2019 Global Security Attitude Survey Report by California cybersecurity technology company CrowdStrike shows that the number of global organizations paying ransoms from supply-chain attacks has more than doubled from 14 to
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Keeping your Windows Server and Windows desktop systems updated can be tricky, and finding missing patches in conventional ways might not be reliable. There are a few reasons why important security patches might not get installed. They could be mistakenly declined in Windows Server Update Services or get overlooked in environments that a lack an
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Nik Milanovic Contributor Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. More posts by this contributor Fintech’s next decade will look radically different Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees So what happens when fintech ‘brings it all together’?
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Three members of an international organized cybercrime group that was behind a multi-million dollar theft primarily against U.S. businesses and financial institutions have been sentenced to prison, the U.S. Justice Department announced. The criminals used the GozNym banking Trojan to break into more than 4,000 victim computers globally, primarily in the United States and Europe,
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A malicious email campaign that exploits the notoriety of youthful Swedish climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg has been discovered by multiple research teams. Threat actors constructed an email that appears to invite the recipient to participate in a demonstration being held to protest the lack of government action being taken to protect the natural environment. 
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Payment processing systems at Wawa, the American chain of convenience and fuel stores, have been harboring malware that steals credit card information for nine months. In an open letter published online yesterday, Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens announced that the malware had potentially been operating at all of Wawa’s 842 locations across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC,
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When in April of last year, the photo hosting service SmugMug acquired the photo-hosting service Flickr from Verizon’s digital media subsidiary, SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill said he was committed to breathing new life into the service, calling it “core to the entire fabric of the Internet.” MacAskill didn’t reveal at the time how much SmugMug
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Australia’s Deakin University is to launch the country’s first cybersecurity course accredited by the Australia Computer Society (ACS). The ACS is the only body in Australia with the power to accredit IT and ICT courses. Only recently did it add cybersecurity to its accreditations. Deakin University is the first educational establishment to be awarded specialist